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Host: How good are you at multitasking? These exercise fanatics are training their brawn and their brain at the same time as they go for gold on the treadmill each exerciser is giving a challenging puzzle to work on. The puzzles vary in degree of difficulty and subject matter giving the brain ultimate workout.
According to experts the brain should be regularly exercised just like the muscles in your body to keep it in tip top condition.
Prof. Ian Robertson: In the 70s we realized we had to start training our bodies and keeping fit for health in the beginning of this millennium we realize now that we have to prove our mental function by keeping a brain stimulating and scientific evidences really strongly and favored of the need to do that.
Host: Memory recall and problem solving skills are enhanced with use. The more you rely on technology to do the hard work for us the lazier our brains become. Use it or lose it.
Host: Yoga is a fantastic health enhancing practice to enter your lifestyle and there is so many different styles to choose from. This is Bikram Yoga in terms of yoga it’s pretty new. It’s been around for about 30 years but there’s something unique about this yoga class. Not just everyone is sweating a little more than usual. That’s because the room has been heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or 40.5 degrees Celsius. Sounds torturous doesn’t it but the benefits definitely out weight the initial discomfort.
Being warm helps you get deeper into those stretches. The deeper you stretch, the more your lymph nodes are massaged. Toxins are released on mass through open pores. Blood is circulated more thoroughly to the extremities of your body. Bikram will help you strengthen, reshape, relax and ultimately heal. Each Bikram session lasts for about 90 minutes during this time you’ll complete the 26 Bikram positions. They’re done in a particular order that ensures no harm to muscles and ligaments.
Because you’ll be sweating a lot be sure to start drinking more water a couple of days prior to starting glasses. Bikram is great for conditions of the circulatory system. If you have arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol or abnormal blood pressure daily bikram could put you back on track.
Looking for a high intensity workout that has you on the go from start to finish boxing is not just for the likes of Russell Crowe and Mohammed Ali. Grab a partner and jab, hook, and uppercut your way to fitness. After a 10 minute warm up you will up the intensity for a full half an hour with combinations including footwork abdominal work. If you’re not strong don’t worry boxing is all about technique. The strength will come and swiftly.
Boxing is a rapid way to note the front of your buns. Tone up your bottom and quads and increase your cardiovascular fitness and don’t worry you won’t turn in to the incredible bulk. The high repetition with movements based on your own physical resistance will ensure a lean toned feline physique. You can box with a partner or by yourself with a boxing bag. You’ll need some well fitted gloves and some tape for your knuckles and maybe a punching mate if you’re working with someone else.
Wear some light comfortable clothes because you will get hurt. Remember you will be moving the whole time if you’re not throwing a punch, you will be ducking and wading. Boxing is a fantastic way to increase your agility, coordination, reflexes and fitness. Try two classes a week per month and see the results. Boxing has become an increasingly popular among women so come on girls gloves on.